On Friday I introduced you to Alicia from A Beautiful Mess. Today she is back with a beautiful guest post about things no one ever told her about motherhood. Bring tissues…
No one ever told me…
… that labor could last more than 24 hours.
… how difficult childbirth could be.
… that my child and I would both end up in ICU.
… that I would bring home the most beautiful, perfectly sculpted tiny person.
… that I could have cracked and bleeding nipples.
… that I could love another human being this much.
… that I would want to lock myself in the bathroom from time to time.
… to invest in ear plugs.
… that I would put cabbage in my bra to alleviate painful clogged ducts.
… that a baby could cry for two straight months.
… that tantrums would start before “the terrible twos” and last well past the trying threes.
… how much joy I would feel watching those first steps.
… how much I would treasure showers alone.
… that a child could look so angelic after hours of screaming.
… how clingy a child could be.
… that there would be endless photo ops.
… that cutting a bottom front tooth at 24 months may be normal for your kid.
… how fast the years would fly by.
… that no amount of crunches would ever make my old abs come back.
… to cherish every single moment.
… how quickly I would forget all the milestones if I didn’t write them down.
… to bring tissues to the first day of kindergarten.
… that I could laugh so much.
… to treasure snuggle time more.
… that a child could have a personality larger than life.
… about all the critters that would greet me unexpectedly.
… that there is a light at the end of the sippy cup/ carseat tunnel.
… that legos would overtake my home.
… that kids really do say the darndest things.
… that I would be a soccer mom.
… what a conversationalist a child could be.
… that there would be moments of pure awe.
… that sleep deprivation would make a comeback for the tween years.
… about the raw unadulterated emotions that would greet me for middle school.
… how much I would live in my car running kids from one activity to the next.
… what a godsend electronics would be for road trips.
… that I’m not smarter than a fifth grader.
… how busy I would be playing.
… how much I would have to bite my tongue.
… how moved I could be trolling through old photos.
… all that I would learn from my children.
… how much being a mom could change my life.
Thank goodness no one ever told me.
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